Lizard

5152
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench cutter 'Le Lezard' (1781) (18)
Captured10.1782BWAS-1714
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1774
Ship ClassCerf ClassNNF-1774
Designed byJaques DenysNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Transfered1783BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench cutter 'Le Lezard' (1783) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1774
Length of Gundeck81' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)26.3088 (86′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel68' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)22.1067 (72′ 6″ Imperial)
Breadth25' 10"French Feet (Pied du Roi)8.12 (26′ 7″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold11' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)3.7352 (12′ 3″ Imperial)

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1783 - 26.4.1783CommanderSir Richard John Strachan (6th Baronet of Thornton, Kincardine) (1760-1828) ADM 6/23/219
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 5.6.1784
BWAS-1714
26.4.1783 - 28.8.1783CommanderJohn Parry Dyer (d.1803) ADM 6/23/230
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 13.7.1784
ADM 6/23

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1782Commissioned in the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1783Returned to FranceBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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